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Dropped my lens and chipped the front edge not sure what to do about it
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Jun 13, 2019 23:44:53   #
pego101
 
It's a Nikon 24-70 2.8 older version no vr.
It seems to work and focus ok.
I would hate to part with it for a few weeks.
Anyone have any idea what Nikon would want to repair it?
Or would it be best just to keep using it and not repair it?



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Jun 13, 2019 23:58:08   #
imagemeister (a regular here)
 
pego101 wrote:
It's a Nikon 24-70 2.8 older version no vr.
It seems to work and focus ok.
I would hate to part with it for a few weeks.
Anyone have any idea what Nikon would want to repair it?
Or would it be best just to keep using it and not repair it?


Use it !
.

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Jun 14, 2019 00:32:31   #
Curmudgeon (a regular here)
 
If it still works, use it. I'd put a lens hood on it before it happens again, you may not be that lucky a second time.

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Jun 14, 2019 01:35:48   #
Blenheim Orange (a regular here)
 
pego101 wrote:
It's a Nikon 24-70 2.8 older version no vr.
It seems to work and focus ok.
I would hate to part with it for a few weeks.
Anyone have any idea what Nikon would want to repair it?
Or would it be best just to keep using it and not repair it?


I would use it.

Mike

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Jun 14, 2019 02:32:28   #
Haydon (a regular here)
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
If it still works, use it. I'd put a lens hood on it before it happens again, you may not be that lucky a second time.



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Jun 14, 2019 06:29:39   #
Gene51 (a regular here)
 
pego101 wrote:
It's a Nikon 24-70 2.8 older version no vr.
It seems to work and focus ok.
I would hate to part with it for a few weeks.
Anyone have any idea what Nikon would want to repair it?
Or would it be best just to keep using it and not repair it?


They have a scheduled repair cost for refurbishing the lens. Impact damage tends to be on the higher side, but when you get it back it will be like new. I think I paid $400 for a lens that had been through a fire. They repaired all the rubber outside and in, cleaned it, swapped out the front and rear elements, and made it better than new.


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Jun 14, 2019 07:06:48   #
billnikon (a regular here)
 
pego101 wrote:
It's a Nikon 24-70 2.8 older version no vr.
It seems to work and focus ok.
I would hate to part with it for a few weeks.
Anyone have any idea what Nikon would want to repair it?
Or would it be best just to keep using it and not repair it?


If it still works, no issues. If you want to sell it and get the most out of it, call Nikon at 1-800-645-6687. They will usually send you an estimate, if you think it too high, they will send it back to you, I believe you pay the postage.

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Jun 14, 2019 07:19:50   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
Keep the lens hood on and ignore the chip.

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Jun 14, 2019 07:20:09   #
LXK0930
 
Gene51 wrote:
They have a scheduled repair cost for refurbishing the lens. Impact damage tends to be on the higher side, but when you get it back it will be like new. I think I paid $400 for a lens that had been through a fire. They repaired all the rubber outside and in, cleaned it, swapped out the front and rear elements, and made it better than new.

What makes you think that they repaired your lens? With the damage that appears in the photo, I suspect that they just swapped out your lens for a different one, perhaps refurbished.

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Jun 14, 2019 07:22:48   #
Delderby (a regular here)
 
Have you got the bit that chipped off? If so buy a tube of plastic cement from a model shop (there are bound to be some on-line) and stick it back Plastic cement actuall fuses the bits together. Make sure to cover the lens and barrel. You would need very little cement. If you have a model shop near you they might do it for you. Good luck.

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Jun 14, 2019 07:25:18   #
Delderby (a regular here)
 
Can you screw on a filter holder?

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Jun 14, 2019 07:26:51   #
Haydon (a regular here)
 
Correct me if I'm wrong but judging by the image, I suspect it no longer can take a screw on filter?

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Jun 14, 2019 07:46:16   #
ELNikkor (a regular here)
 
No glass damage? Try screwing on a filter, it may screw on just fine. I would just keep using it and get comfortable with a lens with a battle scar on it...

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Jun 14, 2019 07:51:50   #
Keen
 
What to do about it? Stop shooting drunk, perhaps? I'm Epileptic, and I have never dropped a camera, or lens. What will Nikon-or whomever-charge to fix it? Ask them. If I were you, I would not fix it until I fixed what caused it. Were you drunk? In a hurry? Just clumsy? Were you in a crowd, and jostled by someone else? Were you changing lenses while watching a video, or day-dreaming? Did you get get too excited during your first glamour shoot? Did you have one too many energy drinks before shooting? Figure out what caused you to drop the lens, and do your best to avoid doing that again. THEN fix the lens.

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Jun 14, 2019 08:02:55   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
If it still works, use it. I'd put a lens hood on it before it happens again, you may not be that lucky a second time.

Yup. Especially if you can still attach filters.
If you use and can't attach filters I'd consider repair/replace.
If you don't use filters, no worries as long as the lens still works and it's only aesthetic looks.

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